Oxidative copolymerization of pyrrole and N-methyl pyrrole

Belkis Ustamehmetoǧlu*, Eda Kelleboz, A. Sezai Saraç

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Pyrrole and N-methyl pyrrole were copolymerized by ceric ammonium nitrate (CAN) in aqueous solution. The resulting products were characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, and four-point probe conductivity measurements. The specific electrical conductivity of the copolymers can be increased depending on the mole ratio of pyrrole/N-methylpyrrole. The conductivities of copolymers are in the range of 10-4-10-2 S cm-1. Kinetic parameters were obtained by gravimetric determination of the copolymer and found to be dependent on [pyrrole]0.87 [N-methyl pyrrole]0.06 [CAN]0.11 [H2SO4]1.28 from gravimetric determination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-268
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003


  • Ceric salt
  • Chemical polymerization
  • Copolymerization of pyrrole and N-methyl pyrrole


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